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Ingrown Hair On Inner Thigh
A month ago I had what I thought was an ingrown hair in inner thigh. Red, painful, had puss. Now it's purple with hard bump under skin?? I'm std free
I shave my privates and over the past few months I've noticed this white small bump. It looks like an ingrown hair, on my inner thigh near my groin std?
Extra skin: Most likely it is extra skin known as a skin tag.... Or it may be a wart. Most likely something benign. ...Read more
I can't seem to prevent ingrown hairs on my inner thighs no matter the precautions I take before waxing and after.?
Ingrown Hair: Exfoliate your skin before you wax to get rid of dead skin and release trapped hairs that could be forced back into the skin while waxing. Just lather up with a loofah in the shower, or create your own body scrub by mixing a cup of brown sugar with 3 tbsp. Of olive oil and 1 tbsp. Of milk. Scrub in a circular motion for 30 seconds, then rinse away and pat dry before waxing. ...Read more
Razor burn./ bumps: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more
If I have a possible ingrown hair bump on my inner thigh is it common for it it itch if it's irritated or could it be something else?
Yes.: Certainly could itch. When it becomes infected it will be red, swollen and painful. ...Read more
I have a dime size lump on my inner thigh area. It isn't emitting anything and shouldn't be an ingrown hair. Maybe a cyst of some sort? Help!
Cyst or a lipoma: I can't possibly tell you for sure without seeing or examining your bump, but the most common causes would be a cyst or a lipoma (a benign growth of fat cells). However, it is also possible to have skin cancer below the surface of your skin. You should see you dermatologist for an evaluation and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more
I've had a brown pimple bump on inner thigh for a while, I get waxed and been told it was ingrown hair. I found his morning redness and swelling.
Skin infection: Probably so if like a red hot boil, hair follicle infection[folliculitis], use warm wet washcloths for 5-10 min. 3-6x/day till comes to a head break open with needle or go to urgent care or dr. For lancing and culture, could be mrsa infection which usually is with any pus but if not getting better will need antibiotics, wash/scrub well daily with soap/water/washclioth ...Read more
I have a smalll pea sized lump in the groin of my inner thigh. Is this an ingrown hair? Sometimes I can pop it and it's full clear liquid and blood
Block hair follicle: You have a blocked inflamed hair follicle (folliculitis). It is caused by old skin debris, sebum (natural body oil), and colonized bacteria and/or fungus that resides on the skin that infiltrates the small pockets which each hair grows (hair follicle). Generally, cleansing area with soap and water resolves this. For worse cases, you may need to see a doctor who will prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more
I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.
Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more
I have a slightly large bump (around the size of a penny/nickel) on my inner thigh/crotch region and its very sore. When I touch it its kind of hard. I originally though it was an ingrown hair until it started to grow larger and it dint go away for a few
DR exam: Use warm, moist packs for about 15 min 4 times per day for today and then make an apt to see your health care provider, this is prob an infection and will need treatment. ...Read more
Doctor, I have a hard cyst-like growth under the skin of my left inner thigh, near my genitals. The growth is about and inch wide in all directions and is painless unless poked with a sharp object. Thinking it was an ingrown hair (I've had those near the
See a surgeon or der: Or dermatologist. Probably benign but to be determined by exam and possibly by removal of it. ...Read more
I have this red itchy bump with a black center & it is not a ingrown hair or a blackhead it's not a rash its on my inner thigh on my right leg?
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and
Dermatologic conditions are hard to evaluate without seeing them in person.
Bug bite, local trauma, multiple ones of them would mean something totally different, in theory, local infection possibly... probably other possiblities
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I have small irritated puss filled pimples on my inner thigh. Could it be from shaving a few days ago? I have seen a doctor for ingrown hair but forgot to ask about this problem.
What could be causing ingrown hair? (have quite a bit in my inner thigh near knee). No major change in soap/diet/grooming and hygiene routines for me
Mechanical pressure is thought to be a factor > Do you wear thigh length underclothes?????
Note if you get rid of the hair...you won't get ingrown hairs (by get rid of I mean a permanent hair removal)
Discuss this with a Board Certified Dermatologist (Ask your PCP for a referral) ...Read more
Hidradenitis: This may due to a variety of underlying conditions with hidradenitis suppuritiva being high on my list. This may require medical or surgical treatment. See a dermatologist for an evaluation first. ...Read more
I had ingrown hair between my labia and the inner fold of my leg that turned into a boil. It burst and drained. Now there is a hole there. How should I treat it? Should I put neoporin in it or will it heal on it's own. Have you ever heard of this?
Treatment: Simple cleansing with soap and water followed by a topical otc antibiotic ointment at least twice a day should help healing. If it worsens, oral antibiotics can help. Ingrown hairs may be the source so if this becomes a recurrent problem, consider laser hair removal. This is possible if the hair has some pigment to it. ...Read more
Small hard red bump on inner side of my lower leg for close to two years. No pain or itching. It's about the same size as pimple or ingrown hair.
Dermatofibroma: This is most likely diagnosis but see your md or dermatologist for a more accurate diagnosis and suggested treatment. ...Read more
I quite often get red spots on my upper thighs, sometimes they turn to white heads, sometimes not. After googling they look exactly like ingrown hair?
Need photo: It is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis without seeing a photo of what you are describing. Based on your description, it sounds like you are getting recurrent folliculitis, probably from excessive sweat, causing clogging of your hair follicles. If it is recurrent, you may have developed community-acquired MRSA. Please see you clinician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing what I think is a ingrown hair on my thigh right above the knee. I tried to pop white head, and now it looks pretty irritated.?
I have been having trouble with razor bumps and ingrown hair, I have them all over my thighs and leg what can I do to get rid of then?
Options: Only shave after taking a bath or shower so that your skin is hydrated. Liberally apply a high quality shaving gel, and only shave in the direction of hair growth (not against). Use a high quality multi blade razor, and replace it frequently. If this does not eliminate the problem see your dermatologist for additional prescription options. ...Read more
I think I have an ingrown hair on the back of my thigh. It's not a zit but has a black dot (or hair) at the centre of the area. It is swollen/pussey.
I think I have an ingrown hair on the back of my thigh. It's not a zit but has a black dot (or hair) at the centre of the area. It is swollen/pussey?
I had a big red bump on my upper thigh, I popped it and a lot of puss came out. Now it's purple and has a hard bump under the skin. Ingrown hair?
Red, hard bump on outer labia near thigh, it hurts to press on it, but its not coming to a head so I can pop it, is it maybe an infected ingrown hair?
I have an extensive amount of ingrown hair on my legs, especially the back of my thighs, and also on my arms. (hundreds). How do I get rid of them?
Ingrown hairs: Ingrown hairs usually result from repeated shaving in areas such as the legs. Laser hair removal can help reduce ingrown hairs greatly. ...Read more
Hello. My husband has an ingrown hair on the back of his left thigh. We went to the hospital last night and he get it cut and drained. Long story short, was wondering if I could use Lidocaine HCL ORAL topical solution USP 2% to numb the open area?
NO: Only antibiotics and frequent dressing changes. Do NOT apply oral lidocaine now. ...Read more
For black skin, is there any way to get rid of ingrown hair scars on the thighs without laser removal (besides topical creams)?
How can I get rid of ingrown hair scars on my thighs without surgery? I am African American. I've tused ambi fade cream for a year but saw no results.
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